Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood!

King James Version

But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Holman Bible

They are both senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols [made of] wood!

International Standard Version

Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!

A Conservative Version

But they are together brutish and foolish, the instruction of idols! It is but a block of wood.

American Standard Version

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

Amplified

But they are altogether irrational and stupid and foolish. Their instruction is given by idols who are but wood [it is a teaching of falsity, emptiness, futility]!

Bible in Basic English

But they are together like beasts and foolish: the teaching of false gods is wood.

Darby Translation

But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But they shall become altogether carnal and foolish. The stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Julia Smith Translation

And in one they will become brutish, and they will be foolish: the tree itself a correction of vanities.

King James 2000

But they are altogether senseless and foolish: the wooden idol is a doctrine of vanities.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{At the same time} they are stupid and foolish, [in the] instruction of idols, it [is] wood.

Modern King James verseion

But they are all at once foolish and animal-like; the tree is an example of vanities.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They are altogether unlearned and unwise. All their cunning is but vanity:

NET Bible

The people of those nations are both stupid and foolish. Instruction from a wooden idol is worthless!

New Heart English Bible

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols. it is but a stock.

The Emphasized Bible

But at once, do they become brutish and stupid, - An example of utmost vanity, is, a tree!

Webster

But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

World English Bible

But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.

Youngs Literal Translation

And in one they are brutish and foolish, An instruction of vanities is the tree itself.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

בּער 
Ba`ar 
Usage: 94

and foolish
כּסל 
Kacal 
Usage: 1

the stock
עץ 
`ets 
Usage: 329

References

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

False Gods Contrasted With The Creator

7 Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You. 8 But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood! 9 Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish, And gold from Uphaz, The work of a craftsman and of the hands of a goldsmith; Violet and purple are their clothing; They are all the work of skilled men.



Cross References

Isaiah 41:29

"Behold, all of them are false; Their works are worthless, Their molten images are wind and emptiness.

Jeremiah 10:14

Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Habakkuk 2:18

"What profit is the idol when its maker has carved it, Or an image, a teacher of falsehood? For its maker trusts in his own handiwork When he fashions speechless idols.

Zechariah 10:2

For the teraphim speak iniquity, And the diviners see lying visions And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain Therefore the people wander like sheep, They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

Psalm 115:8

Those who make them will become like them, Everyone who trusts in them.

Psalm 135:18

Those who make them will be like them, Yes, everyone who trusts in them.

Isaiah 44:19

No one recalls, nor is there knowledge or understanding to say, "I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals I roast meat and eat it Then I make the rest of it into an abomination, I fall down before a block of wood!"

Jeremiah 2:27

Who say to a tree, 'You are my father,' And to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned their back to Me, And not their face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'

Jeremiah 4:22

"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

Jeremiah 51:17-18

All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Hosea 4:12

My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner's wand informs them; For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, And they have played the harlot, departing from their God.

Romans 1:21-22

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.



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